Federal Outreach 

Today’s defense community leaders have a growing voice in Congress and are able to affect real change at the federal level for the benefit of our nation’s military installations, service members and their families. It is the role of ADC to provide a unified voice for defense communities as we look to advance our policy goals for 2020 and beyond. Below are the resources, fact sheets and talking points that can help ADC members advance policy position critical to the future success of defense communities and installations.

2020 Policy Positions

Defense Communities Caucus

Defined by a mission of force and family, readiness and resiliency, our installations and communities are the foundation of our military’s competitive edge. The strength of our bases and communities are forever linked through a dynamic and ever evolving partnership. The Defense Communities Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, provides a unified voice for that evolving partnership, and works to ensure that defense communities and military installations have the support they need to serve the ones who protect us.

House Caucus Co-Chairs

  • Joe Courtney (D-CT 2nd District)
  • Martha Roby (R-AL 2nd District)

Senate Caucus Co-Chairs

  • Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Gary Peters (D-MI)

Federal Outreach and Advisory Council

ADC’s federal outreach and policy development is guided by a team of ADC members from around the country:

Mike Cooper (CO-CHAIR)

Chair, Oklahoma Strategic Military Affairs Council, OK

Jill McClune (CO-CHAIR)

Chair, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Army Alliance, MD

Greg Doyon

City Manager, Great Falls, MT

Diane Rath

Executive Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments, TX

Sandy Person

Industry Engagement Officer, Solano Economic Development Corporation, CA

Keith Klaehn

Chair, Colorado Springs Defense Task Force, CO

Rob Ator

Director of Military Affairs, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, AR

Mike Ward

Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, Huntsville / Madison County Chamber of Commerce, AL

Don Anderson

Mayor, City of Lakewood, WA

Andreas Mueller

Executive Director, Governor’s Military Affairs Council, CA

Keith Sledd

Executive Director, Heart of Texas Defense Alliance, TX

Glenn Barham

CEO, Sheppard Air Force Base Military Affairs Council, TX

John Simmons (COUNCIL ADVISOR)

Partner, The Roosevelt Group

George Schlossberg (GENERAL COUNSEL)

ADC General Counsel

Partners, Kutak Rock LLP